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Pensacola woman charged with homicide in connection to child's death

Photo: (L-R) Veronica Posey, Grace Smith, James Smith Source: Escambia County Jail

Three Pensacola adults are in custody in connection to the death of a child.

According to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO), deputies responded to the 300 block of Bryant Road at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14th. A child was transported to a local hospital and later died there.

ECSO arrested Veronica Posey, 64, Grace Smith, 69, and James Smith, 62, all of Pensacola in connection to the child's death.

Posey has been charged with homicide and cruelty towards a child. According to ESCO, Posey is also the grandmother of the child. Grace Smith is being charged with child neglect for failing to report the incident and also cruelty towards a child. James Smith is also being charged with child neglect for failing to report the incident.

All three suspects are being held without bond. An investigation by ECSO is still ongoing.

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